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aspitzer
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doggcatcher opens without me asking

I just bought/installed the version 1.1.939 of Doggcatcher a couple days ago. I notice that often when I unlock my phone, doggcatcher is open in the foreground - even though it was not when I locked the phone.

I have also at times noticed that when I am doing something, and all of a sudden it will switch to doggcatcher with some message like "feeds are updating."

I am pretty sure this is a bug, though maybe it is a feature I can disable?

How can I have doggcatcher update feeds in the background without bothering me?

I am also running cyanogenmod rom 4.2.3.1 - though I doubt that is related.

Thanks!

--alex

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This is maybe

This is maybe related/answered by this post:

http://www.snoggdoggler.com/node/380

eric
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App coming to foreground

You're right, it is related to that post.

I found the issue in mantis and moved it to onto the radar. I'll take a look and see if I can get that into the next couple of releases.

In the meantime, you can decrease the feed update interval which will cause it to happen less often.

Thanks for the post.

http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=188

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Thanks Eric! I am not 100%

Thanks Eric!

I am not 100% sure, but it seems to me that you are trying to keep the whole app in memory all the time? I think you would be much more successful by having downloading handled by a really lightweight service. The UI then binds to it when schedule changes are made. If you go that road, the OS will be much more friendly when memory becomes tight, and the UI wont pop up - as services dont have a UI.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

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Two things

Firstly, I made the change to have the app not come into the foreground when the feed alarm goes off. It will go to the beta testers soon.

Secondly...that's pretty much how it's working now. When I added the widget recently needed to decouple the UI from the service. So the UI is only loaded when you launch from the app icon.